Community Builder Award
Some of the greatest volunteers in Ottawa don’t know how appreciated they are, and that’s why we love to surprise them.
By day, he’s a student at both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. By night, and day, and morning, and evening… well, all the time: he volunteers all over Ottawa, making our city a more vibrant place to live.
Since her arrival in Ottawa in the 1990s, Elaina Martin has become a fundamental part of the community. Mainly recognized as the founder of the popular Ottawa arts and music festival Westfest, Elaina has expanded her role from creative entrepreneur to community leader in a short span of time.
Calla Barnett’s colleagues describe her as the glue that holds people together. United Way presented her with a Community Builder Award to celebrate Capital Pride Week.
Coach Andy Waterman has volunteered for 25 years with Ottawa youth, empowering them to be the best they can be beyond the basketball court.
For more than nine years, Aditi Sivakumar has been volunteering in Ottawa and beyond to empower women and encourage healthy lifestyles for seniors and people living with chronic mental illnesses.
Beau’s community achievements recognized at the United Way’s Community Builder of the Year Awards Gala
Breweries are amazing community partners. Yet even among that esteemed company, Beau’s All Natural Brewery has been setting the standard for more than a decade. On May 18, they were recognized by United Way Ottawa, winning this Community Builder Award. It’s really the perfect award for a company that has always paid it forward the support they have received from their hometown of Vankleek Hill, their greater Ottawa community and the brewing industry.